Quick Quick Slow

February 17, 2012

in dessert, dinner, trader joe's

Forgot to say Happy Birthday to my body image blog yesterday!!!

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No dumplings to celebrate – I suddenly got ravenous at 5pm so I ate a quick + early dinner by myself.

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Spinach Sardine Dip is such a fast, filling, and nutrient-dense meal. I like to make this when Abe’s not around because he can’t stand the smell of fish.

This time, I used “Boneless Herring Fillets,” which have a smokier flavor…

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…and spoonfuls of Apricot Fig Chutney for saucy sweetness:

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Ding donged in the microwave til warmed through, seasoned with S + P….

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…French bread on the side

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After that bite, I thought it would be more fun to tear it into pieces and make a “stew.”

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The toast absorbs all the liquids and becomes soft. I think you get more mileage outa your slice, too.

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I was in a rush with dinner, but felt satiated enough to wait til 9:30pm for my next nosh. Even had the patience to wait almost 45 minutes for dessert!

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Topped the TJ’s Pumpkin Soufflés with warmed, frozen berries

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Still stand by my last review – these really aren’t worth the wait.

{ 3 comments }

1 Rachael February 18, 2012 at 9:46 am

Darn, that’s disappointing. I bought some of those right after Christmas because they were wayyy on sale. I haven’t eaten them yet but I thought they’d be good to have around if we had company. They looked fancy on the box and looked easy to make…Maybe I’ll have to doctor them?

2 Lynn at The Actors Diet February 18, 2012 at 9:54 am

the main problem is that when you remove the paper from the bottoms it falls apart and it’s not really fun to eat it with it on. that said, if you covered it with ice cream, i really don’t think anyone would care :)

3 Wendy February 22, 2012 at 7:52 pm

I made that spinach and sardine today and it was so amazing! Thanks for the recipe! Though..I added 1 more laughing cow cheese and didn’t put chutney. Still, it was really satisfying and tasty. Yay for Chef Mike (aka Microwave) x Lynn

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